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Discussion in 'iMac' started by bhadrakalpa, Jan 31, 2013.
Any suggestion for a good Hub USB 3.0 ?
I bought this one and it works great.
What all are you using on it? I have heard external drives suffer and sometimes corrupt because of usb hubs.
I have heard the same thing, which is a problem, as I have several large HDDs that are using up my USB slots. I would like to connect them all via a single hub, and put them on a shelf. Any feedback would be great.
I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009Z9M3DY/
Has a 2Amp charging port for an iPad, etc. Works great.
On my 7 port hub I have:
- FitBit charger
- 30-pin dock cable
- Lightning cable
- Blu-ray drive (takes 2 ports for the extra power)
- Multi-card reader
That's it, all 7 ports used on the hub using just one on the iMac. Then on the iMac I have the wired keyboard and a USB 3.0 drive connected. That leaves me with one free USB port on the iMac for things that I rarely use like the cable to sync my Harmony remote, or the monthly clone of my HD that I connect and disconnect after it clones the disk, etc.
Hey, I have an LG BlyRay Burner that takes 2 USB ports, is that the same drive you have? Does it work on the HUB? I tried to connect it to my 30" ACD (which is a 2nd monitor to my 27" iMac) and it freakes out saying there wasn't enough power to run it. I want a HUB badly as I am short on ports, but I fear that half my stuff won't work anyway. I also have a Wacom Tablet that needs juice. Thanks!
I think my drive is made by Toshiba. It's one of those generic ones on eBay, I think I paid $29 or $39 for it a while ago. Uses 2 USB ports and works fine on the hub (which is powered and provides plenty of juice to it). I've used it for ripping many movies via the hub, works great.